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Running ‘a Foul’ of the Law: The Most Notable Athlete Arrests

Sports Off Season

Running ‘a Foul’ of the Law: The Most Notable Athlete Arrests

By: James Smith

Athletes, even more than big named actors and rock stars, are, culturally speaking, our most highly-revered figures, because what they do on the field or on the court can seem so superhuman, so it’s always a shock when they become embroiled in major legal troubles. That’s especially true when they’re as high-profile and high-performing as... Read More

Blowing the Save: Questioning Baseball’s Most Dangerous Statistic

Sports In Play

Blowing the Save: Questioning Baseball’s Most Dangerous Statistic

By: James Smith

Long the most common measuring stick for elite relief pitchers in Major League Baseball, the save – a statistic meant to measure how effectively relievers helped their teams win, particularly in high-pressure situations – has in recent years come under attack from baseball’s advanced statistics wing. According to sabermetricians, the... Read More

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